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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

DP9, PLANNING CONSULTANTS/ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE OF THIS BOROUGH





Whenever K&C residents are shafted by developers nasty, greedy DP9 will be found lurking in the background.
Its relationship with K&C Planners is so close that the surprise is that they don't have a bed or two at the Town Hall.
One wonders what planning officer, 'Flighty' Flight thinks of that idea...
DP9 was behind Capco's ill-fated Earls Court development and now we see them promoting the destruction of the Chelsea Farmers Market. 

It is a planning consultancy without scruples.
An example of their scruple-free way of doing business is the recommendation to the Royal Brompton Hospital to lodge its planning application in late July/August so as to minimise objections.
They told the Hospital Board most residents would be on holiday...and that is what has come to pass. 

The deadline for comment/objection is August 12th.

Let's show DP9 that there pathetic attempt to screw residents has failed by flooding RB&C with objections.

And, Mr Stallwood, planning boss, should make it a rule that no major developments can have objection periods ending in August; after all, it looks as if the Council is complicit in a dirty manoeuvre to minimise objections to a scheme we know they support.....

Attentive readers may remember how Alison'Flighty' Flight, a senior RBK&C planner gave a big, sloppy kiss to a senior member of the DP9 team. Why? 
Because she was so excited by their success in Earls Court. 

Maybe DP9 will employ her?

You can jog your memory HERE

33 comments:

  1. Funny how Dp9's buddies CapCo Earls Court bomb site has been devalued.

    If this keeps carrying on there will need to be someone held accountable the likes of Allison Flight for allowing Exhibition Centre to be demolished and delisted.

    Funny how the FoI was refused to see her correspondence with CapCo, what are the council hiding?

    Be warned that whatever is built on top of the market will be empty and investment only non of it will be affordable. GO to Pimlico and look at new builds they are vile and awful. Architects care more about payment than style.

    Vote rotten councillors out at the next local election.

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    1. You think buildings in Pimlico are vile? You should see the new Design Museum by Holland Park. It is supposed to be about design.... lol

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  2. It is counter intuitive that despite endless evidence that the market for empty London flats is well past its prime, developers still seek and gain planning permission for more of the same. Perhaps the Dame's many knowledgable correspondents can enlighten us on the justification for this strange phenomenon.

    The alternative, building modest flats for the millions on average incomes, is of course out of the question.

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    1. A Proper Person29 July 2016 at 07:00

      Silly Resident. This is Kensington. We do not want "modest flats for the millions on average incomes". Such people belong elsewhere.

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    2. ^^^ Could 07:00 be a demonstration of typical psychopathic traits? i.e. As long as I'm ok, everyone else can fcuk off! LOL

      I believe there is no cure for such mental illness and many sits at the Parliament and places so called higher up. Too bad. But residents, do not despair. What goes up must come down. It's the law of the Universe.

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  3. Proper Person has to be the original prat.

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    1. Methinks 13.07 and 13.35 have failed to spot the irony. Nice one, Proper Person.

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    2. Spot on, 22.29!

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  4. The developers will always look to maximise their profits from the market. They will do whatever they are allowed to do - andthere is no social dimension to their thinking, and why should there be? It is not their job or responsibility. If they can make most profit from Russians with hot money who want to park it in empty flats and houses in Kensington and Chelsea then that is exactly what the developers will do. And if they have to pass a few brown envelopes to their friends in Hornton Street to get their permissions, then unfortunately this is also the way of the world.

    Unless of course there is a framework of legislation at national and local level that recognises the needs of society (eg affordable housing) and puts an enabling framework in place. This has not happened. Our local MPs and the K&C Council leadership have failed, and continue to fail, the requirements of residents. This political group are too lazy or stupid to articulate our needs and make sure that their case gets noticed. And they are too unskilled to grab the attention of the law makers and make their case in order to produce change.

    Residents need to prod our representatives into action. And keep on harassing them until they show some results. It is an easy life for these representatives because of big majorities. Laziness rules the day. It is time for this to stop.

    Immediately, the Leader Cllr Paget-Brown, can develop a climate of opinion in Hornton Street that takes administrative action to frustrate the "build for the buy to leave" market. Hornton Street, if the will is there, can sail close to the wind and overstep the mark and get noticed by our legislators. It is one powerful way to engineer change. Maybe a few fines and even a suspended jail term for the Leader - but what a way to start a movement.

    The sad thing is that lazy people buttressed by large majorities are too comfortable to make the effort. We need to see more evidence from our representatives that they really care and demonstrate a track record of action and results

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    1. MP Borwick in jail! What a prospect

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    2. Scribe, good post, you're right there are lazy residents out there but there are also residents who are active but keep hitting walls set up by councillors and officers.

      Whether it is noise and nuisance, rubbish dumping and fly tipping, swarm of builders, developers and foreign owners of houses who do not obey council rules.

      In every ward residents are inundated with the council's waste of money and brazen corruption whilst services are below par. Residents are not necessarily lazy but just jaded by it all.

      The collusion between Councillors, officers and the developers with construction companies which is not just officers in the planning department but also Tim Davis who heads Enviroment dept close ties to builders, construction and developers. He has no care for residents' health and safety and special disregard for residents on the receiving end of noise and nuisance.

      Your idea for a framework for affordable homes in the borough is a good one, as the number of residents increase there are not only fewer afforable homes but even fewer abodes.

      One of the bigggest problems is that the leader of the council Paget Brown and MP Borwick are ingrained with the putrid council behaviour which gets worse with each passing year.

      What there is a taste for is what was proposed by No to Crossrail in Chelsea group who are threatening to put their own candidates up for election. This is what puts the frighteners into the current incumbents at Horton street the threat of losing their perks and cash.

      My only suggestion is that independent candidates well known in the wards should stand with a strong campaign starting THIS year giving almost two years ahead of the local election in 2018, you will quickly see a change in officers and councillors actions.

      Unfortunately we have been let down by councillors and council and it is now time for us to cooperate with one another in our wards and across the borough.

      We are all sick to death of the council and their corrupt ways and its is hard to fight when Daily Mail and the local papers refuse to call them to account and promote K&C propaganda.

      At least this is a start, Residents are fed up and this is how most revolutions or coups begin.

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  5. What is Scribe smoking? Has he/she been visiting with Cllr Rock Mellen??

    The idea that Councillors and MPs of the Royal Borough would go out on a limb with anything, or go the extra mile to make a difference, is fanciful in the extreme.

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  6. As the Labour Group constantly point out, it is possible to develop a Supplementary Planning Document that prevents "Buy-to-Leave" developments. They have one in Islington that has been approved by the Planning Inspectorate. It would be easy to introduce it into K & C but the majority Conservative political will is not there.

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    1. Problem is that most cash used to buy property in the borough has been laundered, with not only Russians and Europeans but Eastern European crime gangs making money from people smuggling, prostitution and drugs have been able to use their criminal proceeds to be laundered through London property.

      With the council aware of this as well as the local Dixons and estate agents they either all benefit or profit from this so unlikely to rock the boat.

      Especially the Dixons who are paid off with cash or flesh.

      There are already laws in place to stop Asian and Russians to buy to leave but since 2014 fewer investments are occuring with investors from foreign shores looking for different investments not in Great Britain.

      With May now in it looks like she may begin to clamp down on this sought of thing.

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  7. One law for the residents, one law for the opposition. It's completely lopsided and it's madness. The only way to get out of this enslavement is to not comply. The opposition is allowed to do whatever they like with regards to the property 'development'. We need to realise that whichever party has stronghold in the ward/borough, the order comes from the same force. This is why whether Con or Labour wins election, nothing improves other than party flip-flop and this is also filtred through to the borough level.

    What we need to remember is that we pay their wages, we will win in numbers because they are only few at the top. They know this that's why they are scared. Therefore, 17:19 is right, we need to reach out borough wide.

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    1. We are lead to believe there is democracy but there isn't really. We should rename the borough to The Republic Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

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    2. ...and if you don't comply, it can easily be progressed to fascism if not already.

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    3. Smell the coffee, time to wake-up! (preferably as fast as possible!)

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    4. If you think you are banging your head against the wall set up by the cllrs and officers, it's time we went around it. To walk straight into the wall is not the only option. In another words, think outside the box.

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  8. I am tired of hearing "as Labour pointed out".

    This time the pathetic Labour Group are rabbiting on about a "supplementary planning document (like Islington did) to stop buy to leave".

    Time for Labour to actually do something in the Royal Borough and make something useful happen

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    1. So what else should they do? You clearly have some good ideas.

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    2. "As Labour pointed out" is the classic cry of the armchair strategist. Hornton Street is full of these types.

      What we need is Councillors and Officers who will figure out an action plan and have a go. The Labour opposition should skill themselves up and recruit the type of Councillor who knows how to goad the Tory ruling party into action. They can do this in a nice way or a nasty way. Whatever works. But they must demonstrate some success - otherwise they are all baggage.

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  9. Do you seriously think officers in an authority with permanent Conservative control are going to collude with opposition councillors on any action plan to disrupt what the Conservatives are doing to the borough? You live in cloud cuckoo land! Corbynistas will be elected for Labour in 2018 and you will find them just as helpless.

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    1. RE: "just as helpless..."
      That's right! That's what I said @20:19. The order comes from much higher above than PM. They are just actors pretending to be 'busy' working for you. So IT doesn't matter whichever party is in charge.

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    2. Sorry you object to democracy. You live in a Tory borough, you get Tory policies. If you try and undermine them through intimidation, bullying and direct action, that's a totalitarian state. Maybe that's where you would prefer to live?

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    3. Oh it's you again. I believe you suffer from polarity shift. You are disclosing too much information about yourself.

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  10. I posted in the comment section of another article here that even TMO Board election is rigged. So is the political election in the UK and US. PM, presidents are already decided and we are kept in the dark as if we have democracy. There are testimonial video available on the net. And they are not just nut case saying this. These are people who were offered a job and turn it away etc. Wake up folks!

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    1. There you go. Even Julian Assange is exposing that US vote is rigged. https://youtu.be/NI1MFbvAETc

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    2. Therefore no point doing anything - so stop whingeing and give up.

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    3. You don't come across very convincing. Like, normally people can come up with more than one sentence? Let me help you. If you added something like 'Stop breathing, useless eaters' or something of that kind, you might have come across authentic.

      You are wrong on that anyway 17:15. LOL

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  11. Why do we Residents have to email committees@rbkc.gov.uk to see Councillors' expenses?

    This is not transparent. What are they hiding?

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